“I have been in post for the final quarter of this year, and I am incredibly excited by the strength, resilience, and innovation this network offers teachers nationally.
“Prior to the National Education Officer position, I was part of the PSDO team in Falkirk so have witnessed first-hand the incredible impact that motivating and exciting STEM learning experiences has on children and school communities. Children are naturally curious; they want to figure out how the world works. STEM gives them the opportunity to use their imagination and become incredibly engaged in their learning journey.
“Primary school teachers have had to contend with a whole host of challenges this year. Learning has not been lost in this process. Teachers have committed to exciting learning experiences. Stretching themselves so they can stretch their pupils. Their ambition and vision for their pupils hasn’t diminished and we are incredibly proud to be supporting them with the training, networks, and opportunities to bring this to life.
“Our PSDO team has done a wonderful job mitigating restrictions and being responsive to need, being flexible in their approach using STEM to enhance local priorities by linking to other areas of the curriculum. The PSDOs are lifelong learners and incredibly committed to bettering their own practice through training and collaboration.